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ProTrack: The options keep getting better!

ProTrackFlorida Tech's ProTrack Co-op program incorporates professional work experience and online course work into its College of Engineering degree programs, allowing participants to graduate in four years with the equivalent of a year of career experience. Plus, this traditional combined degree/co-op programs only take five years!

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Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

The construction management curriculum at Florida Tech combines practical business skills with vital engineering know-how. The program prepares undergradu¬ates to enter the field of construction as competent and confident construction managers, who organize the construction workforce, order the materials, schedule the construction activities, manage the costs and quality, and coordinate the project through completion.

A construction management degree is different than civil engineering or architecture, which focus on design and planning. Construction management is a business-oriented major for students interested in project management, construction and land development, leading to licensure as a general contractor or professional construction manager.

Whether you want to be a construction manager or an entrepreneurial contractor, a construction management degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in engineering and experience in business and project planning. Students majoring in construction management are also eligible for entrance into Florida Tech's FastTrack MBA program.

Gain Practical Experience

The construction management degree curriculum was developed in response to direct input from construction industry experts to prepare students to enter the workplace for both vertical (building) and horizontal (highway and civil) construction technical, managerial and communication skills. The College of Engineering works closely and maintains relationships with many local engineering and construction companies and as a result, students have access to a large network that provides a wealth of resources and internship opportunities.

As an example, you'll complete a senior design project towards your construction management degree in collaboration with a team of your peers. Together, you'll conceptualize, design and present a construction project that fulfills a real-world need. You'll present your project to industry leaders and employers, and may compete in international competitions. This gives you practical experience, an expanded professional network and perhaps even a pre-graduation job offer.

Build Professional Relationships

Beyond the classroom, construction management degree majors build leadership and professional experience through internships, networking with members of our Construction Industry Advisory Board (CAIB), and participation in academic organizations, Student Government and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations.

Get Recruited Upon Graduation

Employers that have recruited Florida Tech students for internships and careers include Bechtel, Brown and Root, Creech Engineers Inc., Lane Construction Corp., NASA, WELBRO Building Corp. and Woodruff Construction Company.

Earn an Advanced Degree

After receiving their construction management degree, many of our students go to graduate school (often at Florida Tech) for their MBA. Students graduating from the construction management program are well positioned to enter the field of construction with little to no additional on-the-job training, prepared to start their careers as project managers and/or entrepreneurs.